Pelvic Pain

Elite Gynecology Miami -  - Gynecologist

Elite Gynecology Miami

Gynecologist & Minimally Invasive Surgeon located in Miami, FL

Pelvic pain can interfere with your job, your personal life, and may even make it difficult for you to stand or walk. A variety of conditions can lead to pelvic pain, so it’s essential to have an accurate diagnosis. Tarek Bardawil, MD, at Elite Gynecology Miami is a board-certified physician with extensive experience diagnosing and treating all types of pelvic pain. To end debilitating pelvic pain, schedule an evaluation by calling the Miami office today, or by making an appointment online.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

Why do I have pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is a broad term that can be the result of many different health conditions. In some cases, infections or diseases in the non-reproductive organs can cause pain in the pelvic region (for example the bladder or the bowel). 

Some of the most common conditions that cause pelvic pain in women include:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease and Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and constipation
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Kidney stone

Pelvic pain is also a symptom of certain cancers, such as ovarian cancer.

When should I seek treatment for pelvic pain?

If you have unexplained pelvic pain, you should schedule an evaluation with a qualified provider. Dr. Bardawil also recommends that you seek treatment if your pelvic pain is accompanied by any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Painful or difficult urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Fever 
  • Pregnancy

Dr. Bardawil can accurately diagnose the cause of your pain to ensure you receive the best possible treatment for your condition.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

When you see Dr. Bardawil for an evaluation, he carefully reviews your health history and discusses your symptoms with you in detail. 

He then performs a thorough abdominal and pelvic examination.  He may order urine tests and STD screen and performs pelvic ultrasound during your visit.

Further evaluation might be needed depending on your conditions.

What is the treatment for pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain treatment depends on the underlying cause of your pain, the severity of your condition, and other individual factors. 

Once Dr. Bardawil has determined the cause of your pelvic pain, he designs a custom treatment plan based on your unique needs. Treatment options for pelvic pain may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Hormone therapy
  • Neuromodulation
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Biofeedback

Some conditions may require an in-office procedure or minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Bardawil is an expert with these procedures.

If pelvic pain is interfering with your daily life, call Elite Gynecology Miami today, or book online.